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-č, completely

Lexemic suffix, , completely, all the way, is non-productive and occurs as a compound in lexical suffixes or affixed to a root word forming a lexemic stem. This suffix adds an expression that incorporates the entire event/state to its meaning. The root word šil describing a chop act, provides a good example to illustrate the concept of suffix, . It refers to the rotation of something off a pivot, as chopping with an axe/knife, the pivot is either on the shoulder or elbow. čn šlim, I chopped something. Adding to šil derives, šlič, rotate 360, turn around, go all the way around.

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